Tag Archives: Domestic Spying

All Your Secrets Are Belong To Us

I knew I wasn’t just being paranoid: FBI Admits It Controlled Tor Servers Behind Mass Malware Attack It wasn’t ever seriously in doubt, but the FBI yesterday acknowledged that it secretly took control of Freedom Hosting last July, days before … Continue reading

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How Far Does Freedom Of The Press Extend?

Politico: David Gregory spars with Glenn Greenwald NBC “Meet the Press” host David Gregory got a rise out of Glenn Greenwald on Sunday by asking the Guardian reporter why he shouldn’t be charged with a crime for having “aided and … Continue reading

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To Russia, With Love

The Guardian: Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Moscow NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has flown out of Hong Kong, where he had been in hiding since identifying himself as the source of revelations on US surveillance programmes – despite a … Continue reading

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Foliehatt Friday – Is The NSA Blackmailing Americans?

NSA whistleblower Russ Tice: Tice: Okay. They went after–and I know this because I had my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of things–they went after high-ranking military officers; they went after members of Congress, both Senate and … Continue reading

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Spy Games

I grew up watching and reading James Bond movies and novels. I remember watching shows like Secret Agent Man, The Man From Uncle and Get Smart. As I got older I read a lot more on how real “intelligence” work … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden – Hero or Traitor?

Jeffery Toobin: Edward Snowden Is No Hero Edward Snowden, a twenty-nine-year-old former C.I.A. employee and current government contractor, has leaked news of National Security Agency programs that collect vast amounts of information about the telephone calls made by millions of … Continue reading

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BREAKING: NSA Whistleblower Outs Himself

Holy Guacamole! Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of … Continue reading

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Tribalism vs. Principles

Raw Story: Though he usually has disdain for “slippery slope” arguments, Bill Maher said on Real Time on Friday, he issue of the National Security Agency (NSA) going through private citizens’ Internet data and other personal records, was truly a … Continue reading

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Trust and Secrecy Don’t Mix

Jonah Goldberg: Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor (he put away the “Blind Sheikh” who masterminded the first World Trade Center bombing), makes a strong case that the NSA program is not only legal, important, and necessary, but also that … Continue reading

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Super Duper Double Secret Bullshit

From the Director of National Intelligence: DNI Statement on Recent Unauthorized Disclosures of Classified Information The highest priority of the Intelligence Community is to work within the constraints of law to collect, analyze and understand information related to potential threats … Continue reading

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If You Have Nothing To Hide You Have Nothing To Fear

Senator Lindsey Graham: “I’m a Verizon customer. I don’t mind Verizon turning over records to the government if the government is going to make sure that they try to match up a known terrorist phone with somebody in the United … Continue reading

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